An appreciation for a job well done
I have been thinking this morning about the Town of Medfield employees who provide we residents with the services that allow our lives to continue with as much semblance of normalcy as possible at all times, but most especially in these truly unsettling circumstances we are currently experiencing. Our water goes on, public safety continues to serve us, the Transfer Station even added Sunday openings, and all the town government systems continue to function, if behind a digital curtain, all so that we residents can continue our lives.
The town employees are providing essential services, so while they likely share the same unease that envelopes us all, they continue to work their jobs. I wanted to publicly share with the Town of Medfield employees my sincere appreciation for their efforts and to thank them.
I am extremely appreciative of what all the town employees are doing now, working under difficult circumstances – I want to let them all know just how much this one resident, one who tries hard to observe closely the functioning of the town government so as to understand it as well as possible, truly appreciates what our team of town employees are accomplishing for we residents.
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Good article by Mike Gleason on Nick in the Medfield Press
It was nice to meet Nick at the Select Board meeting last night.
The Fire Service Commission of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts awarded the following “Massachusetts Firefighter Service Award” to five Medfield Fire Department firefighters for a combined 135 years of service to the Medfield Fire Department –
The special town meeting (STM) is on Monday, October 29 at 7:30 PM at the Medfield High School gym.
The Board of Selectmen will hold a meeting just before the STM, including an executive session to try to work out the terms of employment for Kristine Trierweiler, the new town administrator.
Kristine Trierweiler just emailed that the Selectmen are doing the evaluation of the town administrator at our next meeting, February 7, not this evening. Sorry – my mistake.
The Board of Selectmen are being asked to evaluate the town administrator tonight based on his goals and the goals of the selectmen from 2015, so I thought it might be useful for people to see what those goals were stated to be.
The selectmen prepared its goals first in October 2015, with selectman DeSorgher crafting the final combination for each of our separate inputs into the consensus document below. Then Mike drafted his goals in November 2015, which essentially track the selectmen goals.
The town employees were given the choice between having their rates increase a lower amount and paying increased co-pays versus a higher premium increase. They reportedly voted overwhelmingly for the higher premium increase. At the 5/6/14 meeting of the Board of Selectmen, the selectmen approved a rate increase of 8.8% in the health insurance premiums. With the higher co-pays the rate increase would have been 4.4%